|MIT OCW - RES.6-006|
This resource contains demonstrations used to illustrate the theory and applications of lasers and optics. Lasers today are being used in an ever-increasing number of applications. In fact, there is hardly a field that has not been touched by the laser. Lasers are playing key roles in the home, office, hospital, factory, outdoors, and theater, as well as in the laboratory.
Keywords: lasers; optics; demonstrations; linear polarizer; polarization rotation; optical isolator; light; dielectric; scattering; Rayleigh scattering; reflection; glass-air boundary; air-glass boundary; Brewster's angle; total internal reflection; phase shifts; interference; fringe contrast; coherence; plane mirror cavity; curved mirror cavity; Fraunhofer diffraction; Fresnel diffraction; single slit; double-slit; multiple slit; optical fiber; light amplifier; argon laser